Skookumchuck Trail

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Skookumchuck Trail ist ein 7.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Franconia, New Hampshire. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 7.9 miles Höhenunterschied: 3,087 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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A scenic and less crowded route to the summit of Mt. Lafayette. The trail starts from the parking lot that serves the north end of the Franconia Notch bike path. After following a brook, it climbs steeply on stone steps then the grade eases as the trail climbs to meet the Garfield Ridge Trail.

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sturmholz
2 months ago

Been trying to hike this trail for a while. It did not disappoint. About 4" of snow at the bottom on top of wet ground increasing to 6" in some places at the top. It made for tricky hiking but still a great hike. Great view of the Bonds on one side and Cannon on the other.

wandern
3 months ago

took 7 hours to finish including mt. lafayette.started at 1 pm so walked in darkness over 1 hr. plan ahead. the trail is moderate, easy to walk with proper hiking shoes. the forest is not as red as I wish but changing from yellow to green to rocks along the way is a different experience. view on top of mountain is great. pack plenty of water and food.

wandern
3 months ago

Arrived at the lot around 8:30am on Saturday and it was only about half full. We did this as an out and back to the Lafayette summit (10.2 miles RT) and did not go to the hut. Took us just under 7.5 hrs with breaks. Wet leaves at lower elevations in the morning dried up a bit by the afternoon. Approaching the Garfield Ridge Trail, we could see rime ice on the tree tops. Some rocks climbing up to the ridge required caution due to ice and melting ice. Once we got to the ridge, rime ice was prevalent on rocks and vegetation, though not much on the actual trail itself. Was starting to melt by noon, though there was still a bit left. Use caution, as rocks and roots were slippery with wet leaves. Did not require traction today.

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sturmholz
4 months ago

wandern
4 months ago

This trail was a good day hike. It was challenging but not impossible. The trail was much more narrow than expected. Took us about 3 hours to go up with quite a few breaks. The last mile or so seemed to take forever (wasn’t difficult, just long) to reach the top. Trail was clearly marked and easy to follow.

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steinig
6 months ago

very challenging but very fun and rewarding. amazing views from the top. took us about 7 hours with many breaks. this is a longer, more gradual ascent (still had some very steep parts) to mount Lafayette than the other alternatives but also much less trafficked. quite muddy in some spots and many stone steps. not too buggy. some parts requires all fours. all around great hike!

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scrambling
10 months ago

We planned to summit Lafayette and then return the same way but lost the trail which used up too much time so turned back before tree line. Heavy snow not very packed so we used snow shoes and broke trail most of the way. Still a great day in the White Mountains. Used snow shoes, poles, winter mountaineering boots, base layers and shells. Took crampons and microspikes but used the snow shoes.

wandern
Sat Jul 21 2018

Great NH hike. Not too steep. Great views at the top. It looks like they recently thinned the trees towards the bottom and the forest is really pleasant.

wandern
Thu May 17 2018

Beautiful hike. Some steeper sections but generally an easy grade. Had some blow down damage but was able to walk around. Didn’t quite make the summit due to icy snow melting. So we didn’t experience the vistas. We passed two other couples who experienced the same. Still a lovely hike.

Fri Nov 17 2017

Fresh snow w/ apx 4 inches in trees near top. some icy spots hidden by snow, so bring micro-spikes. Trees blocking short sections of trail after 2.8 miles. Lots of deadfall closer to treeline, but great exposed hike from there to summit of Lafayette!

wandern
Sat Oct 14 2017

This is definitely a less-used trail and that's the main reason I chose it during Columbus Day (aka leaf-peeping) weekend in the Whites. Saw no-one else on the trail and enjoyed a long, moderate ascent. No panoramic views on the way up, save through thick trees, but great views once you reach the ridge and approach Lafayette. Several minor stream crossings, stone steps (that can be slippery on descent), and passes through both golden-leaved birch and conifer forest. If you need a quiet hike on a single-file path, this is for you. Took us 7 hours roundtrip, with generous stops at the top and all along the way.

wandern
Mon Aug 15 2016

Myself, my 15 year old son and 10 year old daughter did this trail. It is a long hike on a humid day so bring plenty of water. The stone steps are pretty steep and slippery. It took us around 3 hrs to complete and we moved at a fairly moderate speed. Not a lot other than a large stream with moss covered stones to see and lots of conifer trees. We saw one person coming down on our way up. We passed only him on our way down. Maybe not best choice for scenery, but great for a hike.

wandern
Sat Jul 07 2012

Outstanding trail. Clearly marked with blue blazes. Varied terrain with sections following a brook (several easy crossings), sections climbing steeply on stone steps, and sections with easy to moderate grade in fine stands of birch and coniferous trees. This trail has ample trailhead parking, is uncrowned even on weekends, and provides great access to the Garfield Ridge Trail on Franconia Ridge just 1km north and 700. Feet below the summit of Mt. Lafayette. Great views from the ridgeline! It took me 150 min from trailhead to summit of Lafayette. I usually complete trails at between 1/2 & 2/3 the time listed by the AMC guide ( which says 4+ hours for this hike) so your own correction factor for the AMC time is probably accurate for this trail too.

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